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#1 geedee

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 09:33 AM

Sorry, no photograph, just a note to advise you that this 70 ft deep gorge is not a theme park and presents numerous dangers for unwary visitors. I have visited twice and met other photographers there enjoying this somewhat enchanting place.

Andrew Marr and Thomas Heaton have made Youtube vlogs of their visits that you can beam up.

There are notes on Trip Advisor relative to visiting that may be worth a read should you be tempted to visit. 

Not a place for the unfit or unwary as evidenced in the last week by a 20year old woman who had to involve the fire police and rescue services to extricate her (seemingly unhurt) from the bottom of the gorge..  After which there is a possibility that more restrictions than already exist might be in place should you intend to visit..

 

Edit :- Just read of another recent rescue from the Glen, a man and his two kids this time.... Jeez..!!



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 10:04 PM

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 06:51 AM

She must have done an ankle or something?

I notice that there's a distillery about 600 mtrs from the Finnich Glen / Devils Pulpit.

I would have got there, even if I had to chew my way out...

:angry:

Some beautiful high ground to the northwest of the glen. (Google maps)



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 12:29 PM

Photobomb warning..

Rod, given your apparent interest in the area I thought I would post some pics that I took circa 2001 which  if looked at in order give a view from Queens View starting out looking to the North East towards Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond then a series of 3 pics panning East.

The last pic is looking due West from the same location to Dumgoyne (ancient former volcano) the white building near the bottom of the pic is Dumgoyne distillery....(-:

 

All pics taken with a Nikon E990 as a point and shoot device..

 

As for the folk rescued from Finnich Glen there are BBC news reports available on the web if you use the appropriate search words of Devils Pulpit/ Finnich Glen rescue.  

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 01:41 PM

To quote the universal Irish response to all things amazing, ".. f**k me !!"

Real jaw dropping scenery and the snow caps it off beautifully.  (Did you see what i did there?)

Seems lots of people getting into trouble in the Finnich Glen. Looks horrendously steep.  How do you enter the thing ?  Abseil? ;)



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 03:51 PM

Seems social media may have greatly raised the profile of Finnich Glen given it was the location for scenes from various movies and a TV series.. I have to own up in that I also learned of the place via Youtube from Andrew Marr`s (OZ landscape photographer) video of his visit to the place to capture a few images.

I have been twice to the gorge early in the morning and have come across other photographers and exited the place as the "tourists" began to arrive, I came across a car load of Italians, seems no one is prepared for the realities of the place..

check out Trip Advisor Finnich Glen..

On my second visit while exiting I was confronted with two fathers with their two under teen kids and a Labrador.. the Labrador seemed to be the intelligent one of the group judging by the look on its face as it was trying to back peddle on three wet muddy stairs that had slipped to form a wet concrete slope I put my hand up on to it`s chest to give it a break for which it seemed grateful..

 

Glad you found something of interest in the pics taken from Queens View Rod, which is only circa one mile from the gorge..  






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